Qualities and measurements
The ball shall be:

  spherical
  made of leather or another suitable material
  of a circumference of not less than 62 cm and not more than 64 cm
  not less than 400 grams nor more than 440 grams in weight at the start of the match
  of a pressure equal to 0.4-0.6 atmospheres (400–600g/cm2) at sea level
Replacement of a defective ball

If the ball bursts or becomes damaged during the course of a match:

  play shall be stopped
  the match shall be restarted by dropping the replacement ball at the place where the fi rst ball became damaged*

If the ball bursts or is damaged while not in play (at a kick-off, goal kick, corner kick, free kick, penalty kick or kick-in):

  play shall be restarted in accordance with the Laws

The ball may not be changed during the match without the referee’s permission.
 
 
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